You can sometimes beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride. The cop may have been an ass but he did initially back down and Mr. Opencarry had to push things rather than walking away. Opencarry now has an arrest record that he will be explaining for the rest of his life and I think he’s happy about it. He can now prove that he’s a legitimate second amendment crusader who has suffered greatly at the hands of government thugs. From his own account of the incident, I conclude that he is guilty of being whiny.
Exactly. If you want to promote public support for RKBA by open carrying in public places, you’ll have a lot more impact if your behavior is utterly above reproach, especially when some other people’s behavior isn’t. Sounds to me like he had an opportunity to convince a bunch a random restaurant customers that people who open-carry are nice, normal, stable folks, who are sometimes subjected to unreasonable questioning by police officers, and instead managed to accomplish just the opposite.